The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast

19 - Genesis - Chaos and Order

May 29, 2017

Lecture 2 in my Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories. In this lecture, I present Genesis 1, which presents the idea that a pre-existent cognitive structure (God the Father) uses the Logos, the Christian Word, the second Person of the Trinity, to generate habitable order out of precosmogonic chaos at the beginning of time. It is in that Image that Man and Woman are created -- indicating, perhaps, that it is (1) through speech that we participate in the creation of the cosmos of experience and (2) that what true speech creates is good. It is a predicate of Western culture that each individual partakes in some manner in the divine. This is the true significance of consciousness, which has a world-creating aspect. Links * Purchase Tickets Here for the Bible Series ( * Support this Podcast on Patreon ( * Self Authoring ( * Jordan Peterson Website ( * Reading List ( * Twitter ( neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.